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Characterization of the maize pyruvate decarboxylase gene

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Kelley, P.M., Godfrey, K., Lal, S.K. et al. Characterization of the maize pyruvate decarboxylase gene. Plant Mol Biol 17, 1259–1261 (1991).

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Key words

  • anaerobic genes
  • maize
  • pyruvate decarboxylase
  • DNA sequence